Comparison photos from 10-22mm

Earlier this week on the blog, the 10-22mm Canon was reviewed, and in the comments, Julie asked if I could provide some comparison shots.  So, in the interests of demonstrating the perspective change (and provide a few sample shots of things I thought came out well), here’s a plethora of photos.  First, the comparisons… all shots were done at 1/50th, f5.0 and ISO 800 from a range of 5 feet, 10 feet, and 15 feet, and pointed straight on at the door.  No post processing was done in order to preserve as “raw” a comparison as possible…

At 5 feet on the kit 18-55mm


Now5 feet  with the 10-22mm:


Notice how much more of a range of view the 10-22 has even at 10 feet?  So much more can be seen now both high and low (notice the tape measure I have in there for scale?)!  Moving right along…

Here’s 10 feet on the kit 18-55


And the 10-22 at 10 feet:


Again, even more range of view both top to bottom and left to right (see the book case?)  But as we go wider the differences get even more pronounced!

Finally, the kit 18-55 at 15 feet:


And the 10-22mm at 15 feet:


So, you can see why wide angle lenses work well in real estate, eh?  Wide angles are particularly useful in capturing architecture, and their prominence in this specific field is very well known!

Other genres of photography can benefit from its use though.  Remember the HDR shots I put up last week?  These were both taken with the wide angle:



So, landscapes can also benefit from using a wide angle lens.  But what about portrait work?  Here is where the “group” mentality can come into play.  Here’s a shot from a family reunion I took after acquiring this lens (that’s me on the far side, camera right):


You want to be careful about using it for close-up portrait work though, because distortion can work against you, producing unflattering looks (I am intentionally using a super small file size here because it’s really not flattering at all if used wrong):


But of course, this is how the now famous “dog” pictures were developed, so you can try it yourself for unique looks:


So, that’s the ups and downs, the los and highs, the pros and cons of the 10-22.  In closing, here’s a parting shot I took from the island in SC where we were having family photo ops and fun!


Try getting that without a wide angle!  🙂  Happy shooting and we’ll see you back here tomorrow!

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4 comments for “Comparison photos from 10-22mm

  1. April 30, 2009 at 8:04 am

    Down the Rabbit Hole Alice – your test shots remind me of the Tom Petty Video

  2. April 30, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    When you look at those images you do really realise the difference at the wide end – the ammount of info in the shots is pretty incredible. Great series with the review and the images Jason.

  3. April 30, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Thanks for adding the sample shots – I couldn’t figure out where to find them on the flickr stream. 😉

    I think I need to get my hands on one of these to test but in the meantime your comparisons go a long way to showing what it can do…

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